CollegeCareer and Life Readiness" means that 
individuals possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life after high school and to thrive in their community. 



                1. Engineering & Industrial Technology
                2. Science & Health
                3. Business, Finance, & Information Technology
                4. Arts & Communications
                5. Human Services





  • In early 2016, Drs. Aldo Jackson (Erie County Technical School) and Jim Tracy (Girard School District) hosted a meeting of school districts and community stakeholders to discuss career pathways development. The National Center for College & Career Transitions (NC3T) was the main presenter.
  • Local districts expressed interest in exploring formation of a countywide career pathways system.

  • Erie Together was asked by districts to facilitate, based on proven successful history and collective impact approach.

  • NC3T offered technical assistance. 



  • All Erie County districts were invited to participate; most are actively engaged.


General Process

  • Convened and formed the Leadership Team for the Erie County Career Pathways Alliance (ECCPA)
  • Defined short and long-term goals
  • Developed ECCPA mission and vision
  • Developed “plan” to achieve goals based on NC3T Pathways System Framework
  • Began implementing the plan (work is ongoing) 


Mission: To implement a countywide career pathways system that successfully prepares Erie County students for post-secondary education and training and future careers.


Vision: A community where all students graduate high school on time, with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life after high school and to thrive in their community.


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